There are many people who decide to cycle as a way to get from one place to another. Just because you are riding a bicycle from one point to another doesn't mean it's your preferred way to travel. Lots of people go cycling as a form of exercise. Others go cycling because they compete in it as a sport. And there are others who decide to take up cycling as a hobby to share with their family or friends. Regardless of why you are taking up cycling, you are going to have to consider a variety of things when choosing the bicycle that is a perfect fit for you. Try these tips out to see if they can be of help.
It’s okay for fashion to affect the decision you make about your new bicycle. We all like one color or style more than another. These preferences must be listened to when getting your next bike. Looking good will be a great benefit of getting your new bike, but don’t let fashion choices be the guiding decisions factors. Evaluating your choices according to safety and comfort will be the best first step. After finding bikes that are both safe and comfy, then you can see which ones look the best to you.
For a road bike you should take away 9" from the inseam measurement you took earlier. This is because of the size of the tires on your road bike. City riding is done with thin tires, designed to work perfectly with the smooth concrete roads and sidewalks you find in a city. With a mountain bike you will need to take away around one foot from the inseam. Again this is to account for the size of tires. Mountain bike tires are thicker than road bike tires, designed for rocky terrain. It is possible to use mountain bikes for city cycling although this is not what they are best suited for.
When getting a bike for kids you need to consider some altogether different criteria. Durable bikes are best, with wide tires to add stability and brakes that are easy to use. Style usually is also a factor in children’s bikes as is price because a bicycle can quickly become too small for your son or daughter to ride comfortably. There are a lot of criteria to use when deciding which cycling bicycle is right for you. Are you going to be using your bike every day or will go now you only be riding every so often? Which height is most comfortable for you? Do you prefer your feet to rest flat on the ground or do you like to have some room between them and the ground when you are sitting on the bicycle’s seat? All of these factors will come into play as you make your choice.